I hate having bad meals. I mean I really hate it. Some people (perhaps, D) have a higher tolerance for poorly made food, but I do not. Just the other night we had dinner at the Pub attached to our hostel in Newcastle and the food was beyond awful. If even D agrees it’s terrible I know it’s not just me overreacting.
I ordered a Thai Tiger Prawn Coconut Curry which had no tiger prawns in sight. The not even medium sized shrimp in the dish cannot be called a tiger prawn – that is simply an insult to the tiger prawns out there.
Dave ordered a chicken tikka masala – a dish that is generally easy to master here in the UK and that was completely flavorless. As if the flavor had been intentionally sucked out of the dish.
Now I love food and hate to leave any of it on my plate, but this dish I could barely get started on. It was just gross. And while D’s was at least edible it was completely bland.
It just drives me crazy. Why open up a food establishment if you’re just going to poison your guests with garbage? Are you with me?
Just another reason to cook your meals at home yourself. I don’t have that luxury anymore (we’re back to traveling), but while I was home last month I tried to cook while I was home.
The sweetness of the figs perfectly balances the strong flavor in the blue cheese. The stronger the blue cheese the better. I used a roquefort and that was the best. The tomatoes, red onions and arugula are simply the backup singers to this winning duo.
- 1 tomato, cut up
- 4-5 figs, thinly sliced
- a little bit of red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ bag of baby arugula
- 2 tablespoons roquefort or other blue cheese, cubed
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- splash of balsamic vinegar
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy!